Thursday, November 3, 2011

For Kansas Kids Online

Several Kansas state government agencies provide resources and fun pages online for children. Below is a sampling of what you can find:

Kansas Kids
("A place for the Sunflower State's youngest citizens to discover all sorts of fun and interesting things about Kansas." Provided by the Office of the Kansas Secretary of State's)

Kansas Historical Society Students' Portal
(Online games, cool things, famous Kansans trading cards, explore the State Capitol, archeology activities, Kansas Kaleidoscope, printable pages, activities for younger children, etc.)

Kids' Zone (KDHE)
("Cruise the clean air highway." Provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment)

Kids' Zone (State Treasurer)
(Learn about personal finance. Provided by the Kansas State Treasurer's Office)

Kid's CURB
(Topics such as energy, telecommunications, recycling, and internet safety, as well as helpful tips to save energy. Provided by the Kansas Citizens' Utility Ratepayer Board.... CURB)

Kid's Road
(Provided by the Kansas Highway Patrol)

Kids Learn About Agriculture
(The Kansas Department of Agriculture provides links to great resources for kids to learn all about agriculture)

Kansas Safe Kids
(Dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries to Kansas children ages 0-14. A lot of the material is more for adults but there is some material for children as well. Provided by a coalition of over 70 statewide and regional organizations and businesses)

Kansas Kids Kan
("The Kansas Kids Can Newsletter, published through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Waste Management, is designed for fourth grade students, but would be appropriate other grades as well. It contains information on waste and recycling issues with hands-on investigations related to the newsletter topic")

Kid Stuff!
(Though not an online activities page this site lists things to do in the Sunflower State that would especially appeal to children. Provided by the Kansas Travel and Tourism)

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